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यह लेख चवन्‍नी के पाठकों के लिए बरगद से लिया गया है। पाकिस्‍तान फिल्‍म इंडस्‍ट्री के बारे में भी कुछ जान लें। इसे फारूक सुलेहरिया ने लिखा है।
In terms of production, the late Lollywood was once rated as one of the world’s top ten film industries. Until the 1980s it was not called Lollywood. It was on the pattern of India’s Bollywood that it appropriated Hollywood’s name to become Lollywood. Paradoxically, all its life – marked by glory and shame – our dear, departed Lollywood lived in awe and envy of Bollywood. While Bollywood is busy celebrating its birth centenary (Raja Harishchandra – the first Indian movie by Dada Saheb Phalke – was released in 1913), the late Lollywood breathed its last almost a decade ahead of its would-be centenary in 2024 (In 1924, Daughter of Today was released from Lahore by G K Mehta). However, given the average age of institutions in Pakistan, it lived a long life. For instance, an entire province, fondly called East Pakistan, died at the age of…